German Police: Train Attacker Stabbed Passengers ‘At Random’

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An worker  of German railway relation   Deutsche Bahn (DB) stands adjacent  to an ICE precocious   velocity  bid     astatine  the main   railway presumption    successful  Munich, confederate  Germany, connected  Aug. 23, 2021. (Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images)

An worker of German railway relation Deutsche Bahn (DB) stands adjacent to an ICE precocious velocity bid astatine the main railway presumption successful Munich, confederate Germany, connected Aug. 23, 2021. (Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images)

VIENNA—A 27-year-old antheral who stabbed 4 radical with a knife connected a German high-speed bid seemingly attacked his victims “at random” and showed signs of intelligence illness, authorities said Sunday.

Police and investigators told reporters successful Neumarkt successful der Oberpfalz that the attacker’s intentions were inactive unclear, but determination is nary denotation presently of a panic motive.

Shortly earlier 9 a.m. connected Saturday, constabulary received a telephone alerting them that a antheral with a weapon was attacking passengers connected Intercity Express bid 928, which was traveling from Regensburg to Nuremberg successful southeastern Germany.

Using an 8-centimeter (3.1-inch) folding knife, the fishy archetypal went aft a 26-year-old antheral successful the aforesaid bid car, wounding him successful the head. The fishy past attacked a 60-year-old man, who was wounded connected his caput and torso, and different 60-year-old man, who besides was wounded.

At that point, the fishy fled to different bid car and stabbed a 39-year-old antheral connected his precocious body.

All 4 victims were from the Regensburg and adjacent Passau country and were taken to adjacent hospitals.

Police said the suspect, a Syrian citizen, came to Germany successful 2014 and was granted asylum successful 2016. He had been surviving successful Passau. Investigators said an archetypal valuation suggested helium suffered from intelligence illness.

The high-speed bid pulled into Seubersdorf, a presumption betwixt Regensburg and Nuremberg, and constabulary officers rapidly arrested the fishy “without resistance.”

The Associated Press

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